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#Windpower chalks up more strong numbers

#Windpower chalks up more strong numbers

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today (10 February): the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less […]

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#FCTC: ‘Obsessive and paranoid secrecy’ at the UN’s #WHO tobacco control meeting

#FCTC: ‘Obsessive and paranoid secrecy’ at the UN’s #WHO tobacco control meeting

| November 10, 2016 | 5 Comments

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has been criticized for its “obsessive and paranoid secrecy” in its refusal to allow representation from tobacco-related companies at its biannual tobacco control meeting currently taking place in New Delhi, writes Martin Banks. Neither media nor the public will be allowed to attend the […]

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Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today (28 October), after five years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region – the first major MPA in the history of the Antarctic. Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner Karmenu Vella expressed his deep satisfaction […]

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#Coal power: A need or a compromise?

#Coal power: A need or a compromise?

Editorial Today, many countries still keep betting on maintaining an energy balance via natural resources: an approach that can have a huge negative impact on the environment. The examples are China and India in Asia and Germany in Europe. These countries use the coal industry – recently, the World Bank has published a report stating […]

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#EU-India Summit: A new momentum for the EU-India Strategic Partnership

#EU-India Summit: A new momentum for the EU-India Strategic Partnership

| March 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

The 13th Summit between the European Union and India took place in Brussels on 30 March 2016. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, participated in the Summit. The EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy […]

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#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU and Brazil signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. The Commission also started work on an action plan to deploy the technology in the EU by 2020. In the future, everybody and everything will use 5G. By 2020, there will be 26 billion connected devices and 70 percent […]

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#humanrights: EU seamen detained in India, Ethiopia and North Korea nuclear test

#humanrights: EU seamen detained in India, Ethiopia and North Korea nuclear test

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Parliament calls on India to release the 14 Estonian and 6 Briton seamen detained in the south of the country, strongly condemns the nuclear test conducted on 6 January by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and deplores the recent use of excessive force by security forces in Ethiopia, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. […]

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